Thank you for your interest in employment with Raft Masters. We are currently hiring for all positions. Whether you’re interested in guiding whitewater adventures as a New or Experienced Whitewater Raft Guide, interacting with guests as a Guest Representative, or transporting people safely to and from their adventure as a Bus Driver, there is a place for you at Raft Masters. Note that these positions are seasonal from May until mid-August to September/October. For more information on any of these positions, please see the pages/links below.

Raft Masters was founded in 1989 and has been providing high quality rafting adventures and lifelong memories for over 30 years. Here at Raft Masters we take our name seriously and strive to provide safe and exemplary service at every stage of the rafting experience.

From checking guests in, to navigating through class II-IV rapids, to transporting guests back to our headquarters after their trip, Raft Masters staff pride themselves on excellent service. Raft Masters combines this drive for excellence in customer service with a passion for what we do. Every member of our operation is enthusiastic about creating exciting and memorable rafting experiences.

Our guides are passionate about safely navigating multiple classes of whitewater and are constantly encouraging each other to learn, grow, and improve. Our Guest Representatives and Bus Drivers work hard to take care of the “behind the scenes” tasks and to provide enthusiastic customer service – all of which are essential in creating top-notch rafting adventures. Raft Masters’ staff value fun, safety, growth, learning, excellence, and a passion for what we do.

At Raft Masters we strive to foster a culture of inclusivity. Regardless of background and identity, we work toward ensuring that all of our employees feel a sense of safety and belonging. Discrimination, harassment, hazing and mistreatment of others are not tolerated.

Our staff look out for each other on and off the river. On the river, our guides prioritize each other’s safety and are trained to watch out for and assist all guests and guides. Off the river our shared passions for whitewater rafting and customer service lead to lifelong friendships between people from all walks of life. Our staff form a tight-knit community that enhances the experience of being a Raft Masters employee for everyone.

As a Raft Masters guide you will have the opportunity to work on two incredible Colorado Rivers. At our Canon City location, you will guide on the Arkansas River, one of the most rafted rivers in the United States. Our second location is in Idaho Springs, where our rafters tour the Clear Creek, a fast growing river that is closer to Denver and Colorado’s ski slopes.

If you are not a certified whitewater Raft Guide, but are interested in becoming one, please see Whitewater Raft Guide Training below. We offer a comprehensive two and a half week training program that far exceeds state requirements and covers all necessary information and skills. No previous experience is necessary to apply to our training program.

If you have previous guiding experience, please see Whitewater Raft Guide with Experience below. If you are interested in working as a Guest Representative or Bus Driver, please see the respective section below.


Whitewater Raft Guide Training

Raft Masters is offering the opportunity for FREE raft guide training. (Pay the initial training fee up front and if you are hired by us, we will fully reimburse your cost of training after you complete 90 commercial trips as a Raft Masters’ guide.) Most new guides can achieve this in their first year. In addition, if all class requirements are met, ALL trainees are guaranteed to receive full certification as a class III river guide. Employment with Raft Masters is not a requirement in order to receive certification.

Training beginning May 22-June 10

Whitewater Raft Guide with Experience

We are currently welcoming experienced guides from all over the country to join our operation. As a Raft Masters guide you would have an opportunity to guide on either the Arkansas River in Canon City, the Clear Creek in Idaho Springs, or both. Regardless of where you’ve guided before or the amount of experience you have, we encourage you to apply.

Pay and benefits

  • Raft on two incredible rivers in Colorado
  • $50 – $75 (based on experience) per trip on the Arkansas River with an opportunity for up to two half-day trips each day (plus gratuities)`
  • $45 – $70 (based on experience) per trip on the Clear Creek with an opportunity for up to four trips each day (plus gratuities)
  • Extra pay for acting as Trip Leader
  • End of season bonus of up to 10%
  • Use of company equipment
  • Housing available
  • What we need: We will need your current river logs (including training logs)
  • Current First Aid & CPR Certification (online courses are not accepted)
  • Legally eligible for employment in the United States
  • A passion for rafting, customer service and professionalism

Guest Services Representative (Office Staff)

Guest relations staff at Raft Masters are the first to welcome and interact with our guests that come to visit us from around the globe. Our staff does everything from booking hundreds of reservations every day to preparing the office for the next day of whitewater rafting adventures. If you are looking for the best summer job, look no further! With the busy season starting in May and ending in August, this is a great opportunity for a seasonal job that is flexible with school schedules.

Guest relations staff at Raft Masters have the opportunity to build communication skills and confidence in the workplace. Raft Masters offers a one-of-a-kind work environment that employees love. Whether you are a seasoned employee or brand new to the workforce, we can find a great fit for you! If you are interested in being a member of Raft Masters guest relations, we encourage you to apply.

Pay and Benefits

  • Competitive pay based on experience, with raises every season
    • Discounted rafting trips
    • A work environment that allows growth and opportunity
    • Development and building of lifelong skills


  • Must be available most of the summer to work (June – August)
    • Legally eligible for employment in the United States
    • At least 14 years of age

Bus Driver

Bus Drivers are integral to our entire operation. They provide guests with safe and efficient transport to and from their rafting adventures. As a Raft Masters Bus Driver you would have the opportunity to participate in creating fun experiences and lifelong memories for our guests by transporting guests and equipment to and from the river.

Our Bus Drivers are required to have  CDL class B with P2 and Air Brakes Endorsements, but you do not need to have any experience in the rafting industry specifically. Many of our Bus Drivers have driven for school districts or have done CDL driving in some other capacity. If you are interested in driving for us, we encourage you to apply.

  • Pay and Benefits
    • Competitive hourly pay
    • Discounts on rafting trips
    • Fun and laid back work environment
    • Opportunity to meet and interact with guests from many places
    • RequirementsCDL class B with P2 and Air Brakes Endorsements
  • Legally eligible for employment in the United States
  • Basic knowledge concerning the operation of busses
  • A passion for professionalism and for providing excellent customer service